Lincoln, Vt., church raffle
The caption to this photo, now stored in the Library of Congress, reads, “Raffle of a ten-pound bag of sugar conducted to raise funds for the church. Band concert. Lincoln, Vermont.”
Lincoln, Vt., band concert
Here’s the band concert that we presume happened at the same time as the church raffle. Boys also pitched pennies during the festivities.
Lincoln, Vt., farm woman
This is a photo of a farm woman washing clothes in her motor-driven washing machine. Louise Rosskam took these photographs in July 1940 as part of the Farm Security Administration, a New Deal agency that fought rural poverty. The photography program, which portrayed poor farmers and their environments, produced iconic pictures that influenced public opinion.
Lincoln, Vt., country store
“Bicknell & Carpenter, General Merchandise” is the name above this country store in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Vt., general store proprietor
Lincoln, Vt., was named after Benjamin Lincoln, a major general in the American Revolution who ran against George Washington for president. The town was first settled by Quakers around 1795.